Washington, D.C., August 28, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – H…

Washington, D.C., August 28, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Legal News Network – Holland & Knight LLP announced today that prominent aviation attorney Anita Mosner has joined the firm’s Washington D.C. office as a partner. Ms. Mosner will play a key role in Holland & Knight’s aviation practice, which handles aircraft finance, corporate transactions, commercial litigation, legislative and government affairs, regulatory matters, NTSB investigations and accident litigation. Chambers USA Guide 2006 recently included Holland & Knight’s aviation transportation practice among the leading aviation practices in the United States.

Having devoted her career to representing airlines, airports, and the companies and governments that support them, Mosner will both expand upon and complement Holland & Knight’s recognized strengths in aviation.

“It would be difficult to find a lawyer better suited to serving our aviation industry clients,” said Rich Gold, Chair of Holland & Knight’s Public Policy and Regulation Group. “Anita’s list of national and international clients speaks for itself. We are pleased to welcome someone of her background and experience to the firm.”

Bob Craft, Chair of the firm’s national Aviation Industry Team, said, “Having worked alongside Anita for a number of years on aviation industry matters, we are delighted to have her on our team. She has a strong background in strategic planning and government relations, as well as legal issues.”

With experience as both a lawyer and a consultant, Mosner possesses a deep familiarity with the commercial and operational sides of the airline and airport businesses. Her work for clients has ranged from helping U.S. and foreign airlines gain access at key airports to commenting on major aviation policy developments and assisting her clients in their selection of alliance partners. Mosner has been involved in several airline acquisitions, handling both commercial issues and the regulatory evaluation and approval of those arrangements.

Working with the U.S. and several foreign governments on aviation trade policy and facilitation matters over the years, Mosner has a strong understanding of the issues relating to airline nationality, ownership, and control. She has assisted clients in matters relating to aviation competition and has provided aeropolitical and government relations strategy and advice.

Commenting on joining Holland & Knight, Mosner said, “I‘m very excited about becoming part of a group that has strengths in such a wide range of aviation and trade-related disciplines and that has a presence several key markets. While the group is dynamic and hard-charging, I also have been impressed by their collegiality and ‘can-do’ attitude.”

Mosner is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University, where she majored in Political Science. After graduation, Mosner worked on Capitol Hill as an aide to Rep. Joseph Addabbo. She earned her law degree from the Boston University School of Law (where she was an Editor of the Boston University Journal of International Law). She spent her final year of law school as a guest student at Georgetown University.

Mosner regularly speaks on airline alliances and competition matters, aeropolitical matters, low-fare airlines, airline law, and commercial aviation in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

About Holland & Knight LLP: Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,150 lawyers in 17 U.S. offices. Other offices around the world are located in Mexico City, Tokyo and Beijing, with representative offices in Caracas, Helsinki and Tel Aviv. Holland & Knight is among the world’s 15 largest firms, providing representation in litigation, business, real estate and governmental law. Our interdisciplinary practice groups and industry-based teams ensure clients have access to attorneys with the best expertise, regardless of location. www.hklaw.com

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